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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2013
Joseph Ellsworth Smith, a longtime auto mechanic and a Baltimore County school bus driver for 35 years, died Wednesday at HeartFields Assisted Living at Bowie. He had suffered from dementia and kidney failure. He was 87. Mr. Smith had worked at several Towson-area businesses repairing cars. For decades he drove students to school in the morning, went to work as an auto mechanic and was back on the school bus in the afternoon driving children home from school, said family members.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2013
Joseph Ellsworth Smith, a longtime auto mechanic and a Baltimore County school bus driver for 35 years, died Wednesday at HeartFields Assisted Living at Bowie. He had suffered from dementia and kidney failure. He was 87. Mr. Smith had worked at several Towson-area businesses repairing cars. For decades he drove students to school in the morning, went to work as an auto mechanic and was back on the school bus in the afternoon driving children home from school, said family members.
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December 4, 1990
Services for Earl Czapkiewcz, a retired sheriff's deputy and auto mechanic, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Bounds Funeral Home in Salisbury.Mr. Czapkiewcz died of a heart attack Nov. 30 at Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury. He was 65.Born in Baltimore, Mr. Czapkiewcz was a deputy for the Baltimore County Sheriff's Department before serving in the Army during World War II in the Far East.After the war, Mr. Czapkiewcz returned to his job with the Sheriff's Department. He left to open an auto glass business in Baltimore and then he moved to Princess Anne on the Eastern Shore in the late 1950s.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2012
Dr. Michael Victor Edelstein, whose career at Sheppard Pratt Health System spanned nearly 30 years and whose hobbies were auto repair and listening to gospel music, died of a heart attack Monday at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Cockeysville resident was 66. Dr. Edelstein was on his way to work Monday morning when he was stricken. He was taken by medics to St. Joseph Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. "I've know Michael since I came to Sheppard Pratt in 1986, and he was one of the most remarkable doctors I've ever worked with," said Dr. Steve Sharfstein, Sheppard Pratt Health System president.
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February 8, 2010
FELICE QUINTO, 80 Paparazzo model in 'La Dolce Vita' Felice Quinto, a photographer who may have been the model for Paparazzo in the 1960 film "La Dolce Vita," from which the term "paparazzi" is derived, died of pneumonia Jan. 17 in Rockville. Mr. Quinto strolled with his camera among the cafes of the Via Veneto, waiting for opportunities to capture celebrities and royals acting like mere mortals. He hid in bushes, assumed false identities and raced around Rome on his motorcycle to get the pictures that fed gossip-hungry publications around the world.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2010
Michael Rindos was driving along Bay Dale Drive in Annapolis last summer when he saw a shocking scene: A nearly naked young woman driving behind him was being struck by a man in the car, and she was screaming for help. Rindos, now 19 and a freshman at the University of Maryland, College Park, said he didn't think about the potential dangers that June afternoon. He just sprang into action. "He probably didn't think he was going to be a hero," said Anne Arundel County Assistant State's Attorney Anastasia Prigge.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | June 19, 1997
A popular Southeast Baltimore auto mechanic was fatally shot yesterday during an attempted armed robbery at his shop, police said.Homicide Detective Oscar Requer said John T. Stachlinski, 59, was shot in the chest about 5: 35 p.m. as he struggled with a gunman in Belnord Garage at 821 S. Belnord Ave. in Highlandtown.During the struggle, Stachlinski of the 500 block of S. Kenwood Ave. struck the gunman with a wrench, Requer said.Requer said the gunman left the garage and came upon a police trainee, who lives in the neighrborhood.
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May 27, 2006
Norbert Gerard Bond, a retired auto mechanic, died of complications from emphysema May 20 at St. Agnes Hospital. The Catonsville resident was 79. Born in Baltimore and raised in Irvington, he attended St. Joseph's Monastery Parochial School. He enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and served in the Pacific at the end of World War II. After training as an automotive mechanic under the GI Bill, he became a mechanic for Brooks Price Buick, initially at North Avenue and later on Reisterstown Road.
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April 29, 2002
Wesley "Woody" Woodrow McKnight, an auto mechanic who loved spending time with family, was found dead Saturday in his East Baltimore home of apparent natural causes. He was 50. Mr. McKnight, a Baltimore native, graduated from the former Dundalk Senior High School in 1971. After graduation, he enlisted in the Army, where he served for 6 1/2 years. He was last stationed in Japan, said his sister Jacqueline Sheard of Baltimore. Ms. Sheard said her brother used to joke that he would be all right if he lived to be 50. His 50th birthday was Jan. 19. "Woody always made that comment, that he'd be happy if he just lived to be 50," Ms. Sheard said.
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By Dan Rodricks | July 27, 1992
Tellya what we got here. We got big John Herman Kramer, big neck, big greasy hands, stepping out from under a big car up on a lift in the rear of a dark, dirty garage in, well, I'd tell you where, except John Kramer wouldn't like that much. "If you tell people where I work at, that would hurt me," he says. "And I'd have to pull up and start all over again."Why's that, Big John?"Cause," he says. "They done ruined me once already."John Kramer is a plain-talking man with a country drawl, a voice like gritty puddin' and the manner of a shade-tree mechanic leaning on a pickup truck.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | December 7, 2010
Donald Phillip Townsend, a highly decorated Vietnam War veteran who became a licensed thoroughbred horse breeder, died Nov. 29 from complications after blocked blood vessel surgery at St. Joseph Medical Center. The longtime Keymar resident was 61. Mr. Townsend, the son of a stationary engineer and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown. After graduating from Patterson Park High School in 1967, Mr. Townsend was drafted into the Army in 1968 and served as an infantryman with the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2010
Michael Rindos was driving along Bay Dale Drive in Annapolis last summer when he saw a shocking scene: A nearly naked young woman driving behind him was being struck by a man in the car, and she was screaming for help. Rindos, now 19 and a freshman at the University of Maryland, College Park, said he didn't think about the potential dangers that June afternoon. He just sprang into action. "He probably didn't think he was going to be a hero," said Anne Arundel County Assistant State's Attorney Anastasia Prigge.
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February 8, 2010
FELICE QUINTO, 80 Paparazzo model in 'La Dolce Vita' Felice Quinto, a photographer who may have been the model for Paparazzo in the 1960 film "La Dolce Vita," from which the term "paparazzi" is derived, died of pneumonia Jan. 17 in Rockville. Mr. Quinto strolled with his camera among the cafes of the Via Veneto, waiting for opportunities to capture celebrities and royals acting like mere mortals. He hid in bushes, assumed false identities and raced around Rome on his motorcycle to get the pictures that fed gossip-hungry publications around the world.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,scott.calvert@baltsun.com | March 18, 2009
Guy calls up a mechanic, says he has a '91 Volvo with torn-up brakes. No way he wants to buy another car, new or used. Not in this mess of an economy. Can it be fixed? Veteran mechanic Richard Linder has been hearing this a lot lately. This particular call comes into Linder Automotive's grime-tinged Waverly garage early Monday morning. "I hear you - cheaper than a new one," Linder tells the caller, who was referred by a friend. They agree that Linder will take a look. The recession has been kind to Linder and car doctors around the region.
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May 27, 2006
Norbert Gerard Bond, a retired auto mechanic, died of complications from emphysema May 20 at St. Agnes Hospital. The Catonsville resident was 79. Born in Baltimore and raised in Irvington, he attended St. Joseph's Monastery Parochial School. He enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and served in the Pacific at the end of World War II. After training as an automotive mechanic under the GI Bill, he became a mechanic for Brooks Price Buick, initially at North Avenue and later on Reisterstown Road.
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November 15, 2005
Lloyd J. Glasper Jr., a retired automobile mechanic, died Wednesday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center after suffering a heart attack while undergoing dialysis at Gambro Healthcare in Lutherville. He was 42. Mr. Glasper was born in Baltimore and raised on Druid Hill and Rubin avenues. He was a 1981 graduate of Northwestern High School. The longtime Northwest Baltimore resident worked as an auto mechanic for Meineke Car Care Center in Glen Burnie and later for Meineke Discount Mufflers on U.S. 40 and Patapsco Avenue for nearly 15 years before retiring on a medical disability in the 1990s.
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November 15, 2005
Lloyd J. Glasper Jr., a retired automobile mechanic, died Wednesday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center after suffering a heart attack while undergoing dialysis at Gambro Healthcare in Lutherville. He was 42. Mr. Glasper was born in Baltimore and raised on Druid Hill and Rubin avenues. He was a 1981 graduate of Northwestern High School. The longtime Northwest Baltimore resident worked as an auto mechanic for Meineke Car Care Center in Glen Burnie and later for Meineke Discount Mufflers on U.S. 40 and Patapsco Avenue for nearly 15 years before retiring on a medical disability in the 1990s.
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